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by benwick3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 8897

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

Information on changes as published. Pete Richards The CSCC Special Saloons and Modsports rules and regulations have gone broadly unchanged since 2012. Many of the original pre-1994 cars and drivers have joined us, together with new cars built to these regulations. The cars remain a crowd favourite,...
by benwick3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 8897

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

Bit of an old thread but the CSSC have announced that bike engines will be allowed for Imps in 2020 with a new class structure.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine

Worth checking the manifold for obstructions. I cut up a log type 28/36 manifold several years ago to turn into manifold for bike carbs and found the 'logs' to be partially obstructed by casting flashings.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Video of the races has just appeared on the SMRC web site. Does not show the incident but does show the result. Also shows the restarted race and the second race.


Pete Richards
by benwick3
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

SimonBenoy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:22 pm
So that must be more than 50p in the pot!

Glad to hear that you are ok and the car not too bad.
Thanks Simon.

I had to pay twice as both the car and driver had to be recovered!

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Having had a week to take it all in I thinks it's time to spill the beans. We arrived at a very wet Knockhill on Friday evening. Found the correct paddock and had a quick look round. After some food we noted that the rain appeared to be horizontal and as the motorhome heating was not working it was ...
by benwick3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

No takers - I assume everyone's going to Bo'ness.

If anyone should decide to come along make yourself known and I'm sure we can supply tea/coffee.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

All sorted. Entry accepted and tickets arrived today. On the ticket front I have 3 going spare so should anyone be interested in attending get in touch. I should be able to get them posted so they arrive before the meeting. Alternatively I can arrange for them to be left at the gate if that's an acc...
by benwick3
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

I'm in the process of sorting an entry for the Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons race at this event. I intend combining it with a short break and I'm asking if anyone north of the border has any contacts with the circuit who would be able to arrange safe storage for my Clan and trailer there after...
by benwick3
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65220

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Not had the selector shaft problem but did do the zip on my race suits at the Top Gear Show at Silverstone many years ago. Luckily at that time I got my race suits from Jaybrand at Peterborough and it was just a trip on Monday to get a new one fitted. I don't expect any of the suppliers provide that...
by benwick3
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott,

I'll have a look to get where it was happening but may take a couple of days as I've got a Newsletter to do for the local motor club.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Interesting to watch. I can't remember but do you have an LSD/Quaife diff fitted? If so it looks to me that you are not taking full advantage off it, particularly on the right where you were changing down, I'm guessing into 1st mid corner, and suffering understeer. Keeping in the higher gear and and...
by benwick3
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29242

Re: Clan JO JASON - EVANS chat

I did use a 100% Ethylene Glycol as coolant in my original Clan as I was having problems with boiling when I started racing. With it's higher boiling point it did work. However, when the hose failed to the heater as I finished practice at Lydden Hill I can confirm that the drenching of my feet with ...
by benwick3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott, I hope you can sort the problem with third gear with a simple gear lever move. Having experienced the same problem many times as you describe, unfortunately it usually turned out to be a gearbox rebuild being required. The only time I've driven at Knockhill, the Imp track evening, I had to ho...
by benwick3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Pete Helical CR with Quaife diff, why ? Scott Scott, I guessed you had a Quaife diff but wasn't sure of the ratios. With the helical CR is that using the old rally ratios of a raised first and lowered third? I couldn't be sure what gear you were in approaching the hairpin. It looked to me, and I'm ...
by benwick3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Must get to Knockhill this year if I can. Perhaps do a round of the Scottish Sports and Saloons Series and combine it with a holiday.

What gearbox are you using?

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

As has been said I've used mixed standard buckets with no problems. I do, however, chamfer the leading edge as recommended by Andy Dawson.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Moose,

Think it's the pictures. I believe the marks on the pistons are from the fragments of piston before, in the case of No2 they left via the exhaust.

Peter,

Deves rings were fitted.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

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Pictures showing damage.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott, what make were the pistons you were using. I ask as I have just suffered what appears to be the same problem. In my case I had tested my orange Clan at Blyton Park and whilst it appeared run OK there was pressurisation of the cooling system resulting in water being dumped. The interesting thi...
by benwick3
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Track Day Kendrew Barracks 4th August
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Track Day Kendrew Barracks 4th August

Tim,

Hope it's smoother than it was when I was there in 1986!

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Still great fun and lucky to have such a great venue.

Many years of Autocross taught me that the green stuff is not great for braking :o

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Looks like a great club event but to me it appeared to me with no reversing more like an autosolo! By the way, what's the green stuff?

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: rear brak disc conversio
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: rear brak disc conversio

I have discs, front and rear, on one of my racing Clans using X1/9 bits. My original racing Clan has discs on the front, Vauxhall Viva, and Imp drums on the rear. To be honest I don't think there is anything to gain from the rear discs, particularly with the work involved. With rear drums the main t...
by benwick3
Wed May 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31572

Re: Yoeddynzs 1965 Datsun enginned Imp. Yay for solid floors

I'm using Lada split m/c in my latest BMW powered Clan but it did need some modification to fit the Imp pedal box. It does fit beneath a standard Clan fuel tank (Imp with modified filler neck).

I've since been told that a non servo m/c from a Ford Escort Mk 3 fits and works well.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon May 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 5760

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

Another event that may be of interest is the Classic & Modern Motorsport Festival at Mallory Park on June 11th. This has a Invitation British T'bred/Classic Challenge with a potential second race being the end of meeting Sports carV Saloon car Challenge. Further details at www.cmmotorsportclub.com P...
by benwick3
Wed May 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 160144

Re: My First Imp (Rolling Road Visit!)

I'm assuming that the attachment is for the final result and from your comments you are obviously more than pleased with it. However, based on the information provided I am of the opinion that the result obtained is not taking full advantage of the characteristics of the Fraser B cam. In this contex...
by benwick3
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Monte Carlo Historique/Classique 2018 Paisley Start
Replies: 28
Views: 22133

Re: Monte Carlo Historique/Classique 2018 Paisley Start

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Couple of pictures from Banbury yesterday.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear chassis crossmember strengthening
Replies: 9
Views: 5634

Re: Rear chassis crossmember strengthening

It's right the the crossmember forms part of the chassis for the G15. As has been said none of the normal methods of adding strength are appropriate. Also, it's necessary to remove the body to check out the integrity of the complete chassis, particularly the welds. On two occasions I found that not ...
by benwick3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 8897

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

Steve, That was for the Special Saloon/Modsports Series. I detected a softening of the attitude due to the specifications of the 'New' cars that appeared this year being in my opinion modern interpretations of the original regulations but using combinations of chassis and engine that did not appear ...
by benwick3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 8897

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

Could be worth you speaking direct to the CSCC again as I spoke to Hugo earlier this year about competing in my Clan with a BMW engine and he was only concerned about the year of the ECU. I was talking about the K1100 and that was just within the cutoff date of I believe 1991 so the K100 should be O...
by benwick3
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Twin Dellorto Dilemma: flat spot
Replies: 77
Views: 60740

Re: Twin Dellorto Dilemma: flat spot

I'm currently running one of my Clans with a R22 cam and twin Weber 40's using an Accuspark programmable ignition module and a locked 25D distributor. The results are very good but I had to make sure that I had the software that goes to 10,000 rpm. It's a basic 2D system that allows you to set the i...
by benwick3
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion
Replies: 10
Views: 4745

Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Well done to Steve and thanks to Simon for the help with the alternator bracket. Unfortunately the belt was shredded again but not until after being attacked by a Spitfire. Despite the very loud impact damage restricted to tyre marks and slight paint removal - don't know about the Spitfire. Strong c...
by benwick3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107684

Re: The Vusky. Engine out , All in all its totally shite .

In my opinion the clutch plate should work OK. Whilst stripped down check everything - by measurement not just by eye. Have you checked that the pressure plate is flat and not concave - because it was in the correct box does not mean that it was perfect. The roller bearing is heavier than the carbon...
by benwick3
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107684

Re: The Vusky. All in all its not good .

The roller bearing may be the same thickness but how about the fixing lugs? Are they in the same position? Where they slot into the arm may also be distorted over time.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107684

Re: The Vusky. All in all its not good .

I've just read a bit more and note that the change down the box is the main problem but is better if you double declutch. From that I'd say that the clutch is not fully engaging with the cause being probably related to the roller release bearing being too thick. I know it's a faff removing the engin...
by benwick3
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107684

Re: The Vusky. All in all its not good .

Worth checking that the arm is not bent.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117036

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

I've always towed the Clan with it being put on forwards. My trailer is just like yours and I find it to be very stable and I've been towing like that for more years than I care to remember, both in the UK and on the Continent. I reckon the tyre rack balances things out nicely, particularly when the...
by benwick3
Wed May 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Not Imp related...
Replies: 10
Views: 4722

Re: Not Imp related...

Best of luck Frank and as Simon says enjoy yourself.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 167421

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Check the master switch, They appear to be short lived and rubbish these days. Had an electrical fault related to starting on my original race Clan for at least a year. Finally cured by replacing the master switch.

Pete Richards